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Wayne Law Moot Court Team Wins Regional Competition, Will Compete Nationally

November 27, 2007

DETROIT (Nov. 27, 2007) –  Wayne Law students Paul Dickerson, AJ Kochis and Dan Williams recently won the 6th Circuit Regional Moot Court Competition in Cleveland, Ohio. As the number one team in the 6th Circuit, they will travel to New York in January 2008 to represent Wayne Law in the national championship hosted by the Bar Association of the City of New York.

“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr. Dickerson, Mr. Kochis and Mr. Williams on behalf of Wayne Law,” said Dean Frank H. Wu. “The National Moot Court Competition is the most prestigious moot court competition in the nation. I am so proud that Wayne Law will be represented by this fine team.”

The National Moot Court Competition is sponsored by the New York City Bar’s Young Lawyers Committee and the American College of Trial Lawyers and is an annual inter-law school event designed to promote the art of appellate advocacy. The Competition divides the United States into 14 regions and holds regional and national rounds. Within each region, a Committee-designated regional sponsor conducts oral arguments for the law school teams located in that region. The winner and second place team in each region may enter the National Finals in New York City.

Competitors in Region VI included Capital University, Case Western, Cleveland Marshall, Northern Kentucky University, Ohio State, Thomas Cooley, University of Akron and Wayne State. Another Wayne Law team, made up of Leslie Rojas, Chris Kessel and Josh Terebelo, made it to the quarterfinals of the regional competition.

Final rounds for the National Moot Court Competition will be held Jan. 28-31, 2008 in New York. For more information, please visit http://www.abcny.org/YoungLawyers/MootCourt.htm.

Wayne State University Law School has served Michigan and beyond since its inception as Detroit City Law School in 1927. Located in Detroit’s re-energized historic cultural center, the Law School remains committed to student success and features modern lecture and court facilities, multi-media classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium, and the Arthur Neef Law Library, which houses one of the nation's 30 largest legal collections. Taught by an internationally recognized faculty, Wayne State Law School students experience a high-quality legal education via a growing array of hands-on curricular offerings, five live-client clinics, and access to well over 100 internships with local and non-profit entities each year. Its 11,000 living alumni, who work in every state of the nation and more than a dozen foreign countries, include leading members of the local, national and international legal communities. For more information, visit www.law.wayne.edu.

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